The British Sports Car Hall of Fame

showroom-art-2016-013The British Sports Car Hall of Fame was established as an independent entity in 2016 to preserve and perpetuate the legacy and impact of these legendary vehicles and to honor the men and women responsible for their success. Induction into the Hall of Fame is reserved for those who have made a significant and lasting impact on the British sports car industry and hobby, making it a singular honor for a lifetime of achievement. By celebrating the memory of the dedicated individuals that played key roles, the Hall can serve as a touchstone for British sports car enthusiasts of all ages and interests, furthered by its various preservation and education initiatives.

Nominees for induction are selected from the following seven categories:

  • Automobile Clubs and Associations
  • Automotive Dealers and Distributors
  • Aftermarket Suppliers, Parts Manufacturers and the Service Industry
  • Executives, Engineers, and Designers
  • Journalists and Historians
  • Competition and Racing
  • Special Contributors and Pioneers

showroom-art-2016-014Nominations can be submitted at anytime through a number of different avenues with the selection of a nominee based on the combined results of a popular vote and a deliberation process conducted by the Hall of Fame Selection Committee, consisting of a distinguished group of club representatives, media members and historians from around the world. An honoree class is inducted every two years, although nominations will be considered by the selection committee on an ongoing basis. Initially, an emphasis will be placed on honoring living nominees who may not have received recognition for their myriad accomplishments.

showroom-art-2016-016Beyond the plaques honoring the individual inductees and the various exhibits featuring significant automobiles and memorabilia on display, the Hall will eventually house a comprehensive documentary and photographic library and archive to collect, preserve and provide access to these resources for scholars, journalists and enthusiasts to broaden awareness and understanding of British sports cars, their roots, development and history, as well as their impact on society and popular culture. The Hall will also offer special educational programs, and host a calendar of specialist motoring events, which will be highlighted by the semi-annual Moss Motorfest and British Sports Car Hall of Fame Induction Weekend. Located at the Moss Motors Sales and Distribution Facility in Petersburg, Virginia, the Hall welcomes both individual and group visits, and can host special events and tours on an appointment basis through special arrangement with the facility staff.

The Hall of Fame is supported by contributions from individuals and industry stakeholders and operates as an independent entity, founded solely to recognize the individuals who have been selected for induction.